Hester Lynch Piozzi in Denbighshire - mid 18th Century
from Doctor Johnson and Mrs Thrale: Including Mrs Thrale's Unpublished Journal of the Welsh Tour Made in 1774 and Much Hitherto Unpublished Correspondence of the Streatham Coterie, page 186:
In our return from... [Denbigh] we saw Whitchurch, where, as at all Churches in this valley [the Vale of Clwyd], lights are kindled at 2 in the morning on every Xmas Day, and songs of joy and genuine gratitude are accompanied by the Harp and resound to the cottages below, whose little inhabitants rousing at the call hasten and chuse a convenient place to dance until prayertime, which begins at sunrise and separates the dancers for a while
Hester Lynch Piozzi, Doctor Johnson and Mrs Thrale: Including Mrs Thrale's Unpublished Journal of the Welsh Tour Made in 1774 and Much Hitherto Unpublished Correspondence of the Streatham Coterie (), p. 186. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1523289742792 accessed: 22 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|mid 18th Century
|in the company of others, indoors, in public
While it does not refer to a specific event, this account is probably based on childhood memory. Hester Thrale spent her childhood in this area of North Wales.